This report is the first of a series that the Learning Policy Institute will issue exploring three key components of educator quality: recruitment and retention, preparation and development, and evaluation and career opportunities.
The NevadaTeach program is cited as an effective way to attract and retain teachers, especially in subject areas like Math and Science which have proven especially difficult for leaders to fill with qualified candidates. This news report describes the program and how it may help this challenging problem.
Low pay is often cited as the reason such a large percentage of teachers leave the profession after just a few years of teaching. I like that this article raises other equally or even more powerful factors, such as helping teachers feel more like professionals, to suggest to school leaders how they can address the retention problem.